Carol Barta

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Aug 10

September is Library Card time!

September is a good month to feature library card sign ups.  ALA has lots of ideas on how to make a great library card campaign here.

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Jul 30

Rural libraries have much in common with each other–no matter where they are

Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar   As Myanmar’s government ministries offer more comprehensive e-government services, rural communities have the most to gain because of their geographic isolation and limited resources. But those communities tend to have limited access to technology and internet, and although some government information is currently available online at …

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Jun 25

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough on the importance of librarians

   

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Jun 22

Capitol Journal article on Blue Rapids Library

There is a nice article in the June 22, 2015 Topeka Capitol Journal on the opening of the new addition to the Blue Rapids Library. You can read it here Historic Blue Rapids Library Doubles Its Space  

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Mar 19

Configure the Browser for best use of Auto-Graphics VERSO

You may use Chrome or Firefox to run Verso but if settings are changed in IE then Firefox and Chrome should pick up those settings. The basic settings that need to be checked and changed include: Set Pop-ups to: Always open pop-ups in a new window Set Browsing history (cache) to: Every time I visit …

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Feb 04

Fair use of Images on you website

TechSoup.org posted an excellent article about “Can I Use That Image for My Website or Newsletter?” The article even has a link to find free images. Enjoy..

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Jan 23

Fun programming idea

Need some thing to perk up the season of winter doldrums?  How does getting your library patrons involved in a town-wide scavenger hunt sound?  Here is a Library Journal article from February, 2014 that tells how Darien, Connecticut pulled this off.

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Dec 05

Those pesky passwords

This  short TED talk  might convince you to redo some or all of your passwords. Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security. And how, you may ask, did she study thousands of real passwords without …

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Aug 05

NCKLS Annual Meeting Agenda

Order of Business North Central Kansas Libraries System Annual Board Meeting Hilton Garden Inn August 7, 2014 9:30 – 1:00 Executive Committee Meeting:  9:30 am             Call to Order             Consent Agenda : Minutes of the May 29, 2014 meeting;           …

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Jul 24

Informing Voters

From Mainstream, Inc.,  the Kansas Nonprofit association comes this resource for answering voters questions in a non-partisan way:   “With elections fast approaching, make sure that your nonprofit has the resources it needs to help get your community prepared for and involved in voting!  A great place to start is with Nonprofit Vote!  Nonprofit Vote provides …

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